• Defect Assessment

  • Our Introduction

    AMCO Integrity Pty. Ltd is an independent company registered in Australia. It is a highly innovative engineering and consulting company engaged in state of the art R&D and product development in the energy sector, including renewable and small scale energies, and in high temperature plant issues in general…

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  • EDSE Technology

    The Electric Discharge Sampling Equipment (EDSE) was developed by our UK based partner in collaboration with international partners to aid in the condition and life assessment of components. The sampling of in-service components has long been seen as an effective way of determining actual material properties and sub-surface material
    condition.…

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  • Portable SFM Technology

    The Portable Scanning Force Microscope (Integrity-Scanning Force Microscope) has been developed for early stage damage detection such as creep cavitation (especially in P91 & P92 steels) which will not be found using traditional replication techniques.…

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  • Obikou

    Obikou is an on-site service for power, process and other high temperature plant and has shown to achieve creep life extension by a factor of about 4. It simply involves quickly reinforcing a potentially vulnerable or creep damaged pipe with multiple layers of thin high-temperature alloys strip that is wound/wrapped around a pipe thus halting/ reducing the development of creep damage….

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  • Research & Development

    AMCO has excellent expertise through its in-house R&D, plant service/technical
    consulting and project management experience and links with plant manufacturers,
    plant operators, service providers and researchers from around the world.

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We are internationally recognized in the field of defect assessment both at ambient and elevated  temperatures.  We developed a range of effective and robust in-house tools that incorporate  the widely accepted fracture assessment procedures (BS 7910, BS 5500, R6, R5 and A16) and our own practical field experience. These special purpose tools, which are based on both deterministic  and probabilistic methods, enable the assessment of known defects and determine maximum acceptable defect sizes to  assist in identifying suitable inspection Methods and inspection intervals.

Asset Integrity Services performs fracture mechanics assessments by means of classical stress analysis or finite element technique as appropriate, including the ‘Leak-Before-Break’ methodology. The defect assessments are used to underwrite many aspects of structural  integrity, including but not limited to:

  • Remaining or remnant life prediction
  • Fitness-for-purpose assessment
  • Life extension of ageing equipment
  • Assessment of required/allowable inspection intervals
  • Compliance to regulatory requirements

ON-LINE MONITORING

This represents an economic means of practically assessing the true conditions plant or equipment experience in-service. The information obtained may be used to justify extended use of the plant, increase in inspection and maintenance intervals or operation under more demanding conditions. Asset Integrity Services provides a complete range of consultancy  services, from identifying critical locations and appropriate measurements through installation of sensors (thermocouples, strain gauges, etc…), data acquisition and data analysis.

FAILURE INVESTIGATION

AMCO’s Integrity Pvt. Ltd has many years experience in carrying out failure investigation and root cause analysis on equipment from a range of industries. Mechanical testing may be used in conjunction with optical and scanning electron microscopy for assessment purposes.

PLANT LIFE ASSESSMENT / EXTENSION

Many industries are faced with an increasing array of ageing plant and equipment, in many cases close to or even beyond original design life. Asset Integrity Services can provide technical evidence to support the continued safe and reliable use of plant and equipment, providing evidence to satisfy the insurers and the regulator.